Will high temperatures during shipment change the shelf life change the expiration date of broth or media for microbiological testing?

Document ID

Document ID TE349

Version

Version 4.0

Status

Status Published

Published Date

Published Date 04/24/2018
Question
Will high temperatures during shipment change the shelf life change the expiration date of broth or media for microbiological testing?
Summary
Will elevated shipping temperatures impact shelf life?
Answer
Although broth or media for microbiological testing says on the label that it should be stored between 2 - 8ºC, Hach has conducted tests of media at elevated temperatures to verify that the media is not adversely affected during shipping. As long as the media is refrigerated upon receipt, the expiration date given on the label is valid.

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